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mughals r.c. with the german general election just short of an absolute majority but the country's youngest euro skeptic party pour some rain on the conservatives parade. down of the you are security council members clash over a city where a resolution with russia saying is being blackmailed by the us. look at how much damage the us sanctions really brought to you ron as the country's leader prepares to give his key peacemaking speech had to go on trial as soundly this tuesday.
international news live from moscow this is the with me. hello and welcome to the program angela merkel has won germany's top job for the sir time in a row but this seeming triumph of the chancellor's political cause has come at a price the conservative bloc the christian democrats took forty one point five percent of the vote and that's not enough for merkel's party to rule on their own as their main rivals the social democrats led by peers time break came in with twenty five point seven percent owner breaks down the ballot for us. well it was a resoundingly result. however now the big question is just what kind of government will she preside over she's going to have to enter into a coalition this won't be the coalition she particularly wanted she would have wanted to deal with the free democrats who were partners going into this election with the free democrats didn't even get enough votes to get them one seat in the parliament so she's going to have some tough coalition negotiations on her hands
moving away from angola merkel and looking at the election as a whole what we have seen here in germany as a shift in voter opinion away from the liberal politics towards euro skeptic politics the alternative for germany party be a if he were only founded seven months ago the euro skeptics didn't get past the five percent mark to get them into the stagg but they have certainly announced their arrival on the german political stage now as i said the euro skeptic their empty euro they believe that the u.s. being kept alive artificially and they want to see failing countries like greece not be allowed to be part of the monetary union. now they took votes from just about everybody as well as protest votes people unhappy with the current status quo in germany their leader saying that although they didn't get into the parliament
they put fear into the hearts of the other parties and that they made democracy in germany all the richer so it's angela merkel who's going to be german chancellor for a third term that will make her the longest serving female political leader in europe but some of those europeans are wondering what exactly she'll have in store for them. as. the election we see terrorists. know their take the lead on markets wanted to knock for a guy merkel is a follower of margaret. this is that euro zone two point zero mark and one similarity policies between the two is they both try to say she. says merkel's case that small finnish cold cash strapped states. we have this obvious privatization agenda that is an essential feature of european politics it's not people and social needs that get addressed but business angela
merkel supported the decision by portugal to sell off some of its publicly owned companies it's not clear sometimes whether what he is proposing for other countries she will do it itself in germany it's natural that some countries would question whether the calls for privatization of countries is a way to open. room for german companies are other companies buying those countries angle of merkel has convinced the german people that she's the right person for the job but across europe people are wondering what four more years of her leadership will mean for them they're good people is going to be negative that's logical she's the symbol of the recession in europe. this is the bush. people nothing will change whereas when we get more jobs and people. then we can have growth i don't expect anything from the germans with. those critics accuse the machine europe in
the wrong direction. with michael must be stopped as well as those who only represent the interests of international financial markets just like under satcher parts of northern england where a lot of devastated we see the same greece today it leads to years of an employment and poor living conditions. whether she's the new lady not the sick the more years or the merkel. of the world's most powerful the shawl over her. and right now i'm now joined live by hans dede clint c'mon he's the emeritus professor of political science at be free university of berlin everyone welcome to our c.t. use angela merkel has won but she has lost her junior coalition party on the way to her victory so what kind of choice is a kind of options issue facing now and how long will it take to form an actual
government in germany well i think the most viable option for her is to enter another so-called grand coalition that is a coalition with the left of center social democrats this election has already been been dubbed as a validation to merkel's policies is this really the case or as critics say the electorate probably didn't have much of a choice that the electorate had a choice but the electorate had also a clear preference and the preference was to rally behind. her policies. it's quite interesting because the brand new party which is called i'll turn to for germany party almost got into parliament gaining four point seven percent of the vote just short of the five percent threshold what does it mean for
us skepticism in germany well there is your skepticism all over europe but the interesting thing is that indeed this new party has not made it to the bundestag saw to our parliament so i think bungle americal rules in the future steer her a steady course in european politics. and growing trysting as well a kind of reaction kind of reaction can we expect from fellow e.u. states what's there to angela merkel towards angle america or do you think well angular miracles european policies rest on two assumptions the first one is that the crisis that we face faced is
caused first by irresponsible borrowing of states and by overspending and the other analysis that. she things is correct is that the banking system has also acted responsibly and needs more regulation and what follows from that is that she will connect any help the germany is for example extending to greece two measures that will bring down the deficit of that country or if it is related to spain will convince spain to regulate its banks better looks like germany has survived the economic crisis remaining a stroll stronghold within the union do you think this is purely angela merkel's accomplishment. no it has started with us
again the two thousand and ten which basically eased up the labor market that is it allowed entrepreneurs to fire people if they. did not have any business any more soul that kind of sclerotic labor market that we had in germany was broken up by a social democratic green government and america by and large has harvested the fruits of that policies and i think if you listen carefully to what she says she herself makes no secret of it she very often refers to voters reforms and says this is an example this is what the other countries should study carefully because
there was a time when we had similar circumstances in the economy that are now facing the countries that need our help our rights hangs among the americas professor of political science at the free university of berlin thank you very much indeed for your time thank you. and while angela merkel is celebrating her party is when the german polls results have caused quite a panic in greece where the chancellor victory is seen as a signal for more painful austerity go analysis on greece's economic future coming out. series actually cooperating with the world's chemical weapons watchdog in accordance with an international deal to relinquish its toxic stockpiles but the
members of the u.n. security council are having trouble agreeing on a resolution to support the design and process russia says it's being blackmailed by the u.s. and its allies and he is going to check and explains why the u.s. says they will stop the work toward securing syria's chemical weapons if russia does not sign off on e.u. one security council resolution based on chapter seven that would allow the use of force so you are upset this is not something that he and us secretary of state john kerry agreed on in june but the russian foreign minister said instead of using this agreement brokered by russia to get rid of syria's chemical weapons the u.s. is now trying to achieve other goals take a listen and that's just. our american partners are starting to blackmail us so they see if russia does not agree to a chip the seven resolution in the u.n. to see who will stop working with the chemical watchdog in the hague this completely counters what we agreed on was john kerry namely the chemical watchdogs decision and then a supporting a solution from the u.n. a c.
but without chapter seven. so you lover of also talked about the conflicting interpretations of the u.n. investigators were poor at the report gave the description of substances and shells that the u.n. experts saw on the ground in syria but no indication of who used the chemicals in august twenty first attack near damascus russia says it's looking at the evidence that rebels have used sarin gas there is a report by israeli experts saying the rebels took control over the areas with chemical weapons facilities at least twice and they may have gotten hold of it it is also known that members of a job but almost attempted to smuggle containers with syrian gas via turkey so russia is not at all convinced that the assad government used those weapons but whatever classified evidence the u.s. says it has it has not presented it to the u.n. security council expecting international community to take washington's word for it the russian foreign minister said the u.s. has a hard time coming to terms with the fact that decisions on global security have to
be taken together take a listen. to our partners a blinded by an ideological goal to remove the assad regime we want to show the big can call the shots in the middle east you know they're mostly concerned with proving their own supremacy because it's not the task that we're driven by which is to solve the syrian chemical weapons problem. so your lover upset only extremists will benefit from such a blind approach as he called it he talked about the chaos and destruction in libya and iraq referring primarily to the u.s. he said they simply choose not to talk about how it chain of their actions led to a catastrophe in the region. russia has every right to down to washington's motives on syria and to a recent un security council resolution so humanitarian intervention twisted into regime change that's the view of middle east expert mark almond. remember of libya
in march of two thousand and eleven the resolution was presented as a humanitarian resolution to prevent the libyan army gadhafi forces entering the city of benghazi but it was used to justify more than six months of bombing until gadhafi was overthrown and in july the british prime minister david cameron said that over syria we don't want a resolution like the one on libya that would have labeled us to engage in regime change he was trying to reassure russia and china but precisely because back in march of two thousand and eleven david cameron barmah president sarkozy said this was just a humanitarian resolution to deal with the immediate crisis in benghazi undoubtedly not just russia and china but other countries like india brazil south africa of a suspicious that a resolution which authorized force over chemical weapons could be used to justify a broader range campaign to remove the regime and install a different government protesters although i have to say i think if we look at what happened in libya the chaos that followed i would be very reluctant to predict that
even if the west was able to pursue a military option in syria that it would produce a regime that most people in the west would feel comfortable with. the van and hostage crisis at the gate mall in nairobi high centered it said day ten people are still believed to be held by the militants and right now you're seeing live pictures from outside the westgate mall in nairobi here they are a series of explosions and sustained gunfire have been heard in the area with heavy plumes of smoke rising from the shopping center and unconcerned number of gunmen still being signed with two terrorists confirmed dead authorities claim police are gaining an advantage over that soccer and how from is the operation will be over soon the assault was launched at midday on sunday saturday by a group of somali al shabaab militants with troll al qaeda connections however multiple media reports states with british dutch and american citizens may be among the fighters and investigations been launched into the claims the country's
interior minister says the time has claimed the lives of sixty two people many of them foreigners and left at least one hundred and seventy five injured. and we'll bring you more news in just over a minute from now stay tuned. the island is so small the termes it's the center see the center of the universe. on a tiny island the size of a football field in the middle of a lake stanza ruined monastery forty years ago to lovers decided to spend their honeymoon here. they had no idea that the island would change their lives forever and that they would change the fate of the island. never seen anything like this before it's going to cover the pulse. in the borders of ice is grown in just one
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general assembly the standoff gone for years and now the country's new leader hassan rouhani pledged to restart peace talks in return for an easing of painful sanctions and as also he's paul is here reports the restrictions are hurting the most vulnerable. the aim of sanctions is to harm the state but the real victims are ordinary regular people what small experience has shown that there is a huge wedge between what ordinary people experience under sanctions and what the eat to mohamed we heidi is one such case study he's a cancer victim in iran it is my second chemical gram previously each session cost approximately three hundred dollars these days it costs about seven hundred dollars it is also a challenge to get the medication because you have to go to almost every drug store asking for them and also because the prices are way too high i get a camel session once every two weeks and i am
a pensioner. doctors also frustrated not only is the problem the cost of medication and getting that medication but also getting medical supplies its upkeep can also be a nightmare. we have a problem getting high tech modern equipment to treat our cancer patients there are numerous obstacles for importing the equipment due to the sanctions in place against iran we have some equipment but it requires spare parts that we can't get anywhere a failure of any single piece or part of this equipment causes us to stop operating the entire machine history has shown that sanctions are a failure but in those few very instances where they do bring about some kind of diplomatic agreement that takes a long time merely prolonging the suffering of ordinary citizens. president rouhani and barack obama are expected to meet have begun general assembly the first phrase to phrase between an american and iranian leader in over three decades washington
has previously rejected any serious rollback of sanctions but financial expert patrick young believes the u.s. measures against tehran doomed to fail anyway. ultimately in an interconnected world where we have so much globalization it's almost impossible for any country even the hyper part of the united states of america to be able to successfully stop treated and transactions happening with different countries therefore the end result ultimately has only been to impoverish ordinary citizens rather than really hitting the elite the world is not a simplistic place the reason not a huge craving for democracy in the middle east and that's fundamentally a problem of the sanctions regime of america what there has been what has been demonstrated by the arab spring is actually people wanting commerce to improve their lifestyles in that sense people want to replicate the true success of the united states of america and they feel very very upset when sanctions basically
come in and hurt their lifestyles intervening supranational e is rather difficult to justify in any possible circumstance and certainly without the power of the un security council. critics say the sanctions on iran have not been effective in achieving any political aims no matter the scope or duration the restrictions are often justified as being a better option than war but they are accused of only making things worse for every inch people in the countries affected north korea's been hit by a range of economic and military restrictions by the international community obey its nuclear ambitions the main effects is that the shortage of food and medical supplies has led to severe malnutrition all this while pyongyang shows no sign of curbing its atomic program and syrians are also being strapped with sanctions wrongly aggravated the situation so it's been plagued the country been playing over two years of civil war with the u.n. saying about a fifth of the country's population is a neighbor to produce
a buy any food and as the conflict goes on the situation is expected to get much worse cuba meanwhile is no stranger to you us. and bongos as well with the elderly and demand they're appearing to be the worst affected and the last of its economy is estimated to be almost nine hundred ninety six hundred ninety million dollars annually so in all those cases. tough sanctions are simply hating ordinary people with little effect on the sanctions the states themselves. for more news and updates head straight to our website where you can find out how scientists could be one step away from reading them and kind of loot once and for all more about the breakthrough rock scene at r.t. dot org. moves by france and belgium banning full face veils are echoed in switzerland but isn't the country's southern most region have decided the alps is no place for the a well it was them simple.
and another world news this hour for you and a gyptian court has banned all activities of the muslim brotherhood and ordered a confiscation of its assets this illusion which was opened to appeal it's proved to be a dramatic escalation of the crime down for supporters of the el cid president mohammed morsi by the military part of sorties the brotherhood has been outlawed for most of its eighty five years of existence but after the twenty eleven revolution it was allowed to work openly form a political party and rose to power in a string of post mubarak elections. a roadside bomb in western pakistan has killed at least five people and wounded many others the blasts apparently targeted a police van full of the dead are offices it's currently unclear who was behind that time regions so close to the border with afghanistan often suffer from
a sold by islamist insurgents. greece's international creditors has returned to athens will be latest check couple the nation's ailing economy they will decide if the country that's already been bailed out twice will get another rescue package groups far from being given a warm welcome by the public sector workers who've promised a week of massive strikes in response to see company of look now into the prospects of a fresh bailout. a team of international inspectors is here in athens for a fresh audit of the country's ailing finances with debt stricken greece hoping progress in reining in spending will unlock even more loans greece has been kept out of bankruptcy with two bailouts worth two hundred forty billion euros but revenues are falling short of expectations sparking fears that another rescue package could be needed to keep it afloat now each one has come at a high price for ordinary people painful austerity measures have brought cuts to jobs salaries and public services and some greeks are asking whether sticking with
the euro is worth the cost instead of waiting for another bailout from europe some suggested leaving the currency union altogether and one such boys as theodore costa neighbors he's an economist and former member of parliament now i had a chance to sit down with him earlier take a look do you believe that the cycle of bailouts for greece is sustainable policy for this country. because we really. go to google to give us money look to. the big book. launch of the book. and this. bailout to this whole thing raises varies the. gut is why did you go into it with evident we will never regain our strength our economic strength to be an economic development to fight on employment in the
list because of your view. is is made. of basically fuel for strong countries it's a strong currency it doesn't feed the not too far in calling to me now polls do show that a large majority of greeks do not want to quit the euro just yet however more most people also seem to believe that the country's economy will never recover it sticks to e.u. mandates to cut government spending enough to repay its debts reporting from athens lucy catherine of r.t.e. . on the developing story now the violent hostage crisis at the upscale westgate mall in nairobi has and today it said day ten people that still believed to be held by the militants authorities claim police are gaining an advantage over that time and have promised the operation will be over soon saying live pictures from outside the westgate mall in nairobi
a series of explosions and sustained gunfire have been heard in the area with heavy plumes of smoke rising from the shopping center and i can phone number of the gunman thought to still be inside with two terrorists confirmed dead and others are said to be injured there so it was launched at midday on saturday by a group of somali al shabaab militants with strong connections the country's interior minister says they were to and has claimed lives of sixty two people many of them foreigners and at least one hundred seventy five people injured. and up next time she travels to an island this is a football field which has become a place of pilgrimage for many russians. the
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